Product Type: Sandisk in Flash Memory
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You will need this. Trust me!!
Sandisk 4 GB Class 2 SDHC
Member Name: jj1977
Sandisk 4 GB Class 2 SDHC
Advantages: Light, cheap, well made
Disadvantages: No protective case
So if you have received or purchased a new digital camera over the holidays, you will have been greeted by the unpleasant message that informs you that you have no memory. If your camera is an Olympus, then you will be completely unaware of the need for a memory card until getting home and opening the box. Trust me, that is really annoying.
Sandisk seem to have become the dominant player in the memory card market. When looking to purchase a new card, the inclination will be to go for one with a larger memory, something like a 16gb or 32gb. The price will no doubt be more economical and just makes more sense if you only have one to worry about. Wrong. Memory cards can and will fail, so if you have 1 big card with all your prized pictures on and it dies, you won't be best pleased. Again, trust me.
So a 4GB is big enough to last you for an event, say a holiday and you can pick them up in packs. Little bit more expensive but that is piece of mind for you. So what do you get, not a lot as it happens. A roughly one inch rectangle made of blue plastic and approx 2mm thick. If you are of a mind to do so, you could snap it but other wise it can be thrown into a pocket or compartment without too much concern. On its reverse at the top are the contact strips. These are how the data is transferred from source to storage and eventually to your PC, so avoid damaging these. It weighs very little, if it is in your pocket you will forget about it.
In terms of storage, it will hold 1500 good quality photos and about 4 hours of normal video footage. Of course that can be increased or decreased by altering the quality of your shooting. Amazon.co.uk is selling these for just under £4.
If I was to have any complaints, then the lack of a protective case would be the one issue. I've just had to spend £2 for ten of them. When you consider the amount of plastic packaging the cards come in, it seems a little silly to not have something to protect your investment. In terms of card failures, I have suffered none and reviewers accross the web indicate this is a very safe product. So I think there are more people than just me that you can trust on that count!!
Summary: An essential for the modern tech user
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